2019 Von Hovel Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett

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Beautifully balanced Mosel Kabinett Riesling, another gem from the historically-great 2019 vintage.
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Mosel Kabinett Riesling is for some the pinnacle of breakfast wine, juicy fragrant and carrying a light sweetness of fruit that is simple mouth-watering.

The Scharzhofberger Kabinett from Von Hovel offers a subtle, fine mineral fragrance with ripe orange fruit and the freshness of meadow herbs. The palate is lifted by a delicately sweet spice and a very nice integrated saltiness.

There is precision to this wine, that fine balance of high natural acidity and residual sugar, allowing the wine to be so drinkable know, while at the same time offering decades of ageing potential.

Max lets the grapes hang as long as possible to ensure they reach—and in some cases exceed—physiological ripeness, or as Max refers to it, "mineral ripeness".

When the grapes enter the cellar, Max separates the fruit that he feels is destined for skin maceration (anywhere between 18-36 hours) from the rest in which undergoes gentle crushing before entering the press. Wines are fermented in either stainless steel tanks or neutral wooden 1000 litre Mosel fuder casks. All of the wines ferment spontaneously.

95 Points - "Stony and slightly smoky, honey, lavender and green herbs, pineapple and ripe green apple, with a twist of lime zest. Glossy, fine powdery texture, juicy mango acidity, a little parmesan rind, and a long finish. Complex. Delightful." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    From the infamous Scharzhofberger comes a deliciously balanced fruity acidic riesling so typical of the Mosel region of Germany. An excellent 2019 vintage that can be enjoyed now or cellared for posterity.

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